Script to view and delete recovery points in DPM 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm really needing to find a script that works for viewing recovery points and the ability to delete them also.   I have backups failing due to no space and it is not deleting the expired ones to make room for new ones.  Please assist as I have found nothing that works yet on the Internet.
    Thursday, May 3, 2012 3:44 PM


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  • Hi Komputerguy,

    Have you tried running the PruneShadowCopies.ps1 script? There is a Show-PruneShadowCopies.ps1 also that will show you what Show-PruneShadowCopies.ps1 would be removing. Here are two links with more info on this.

    Hope this helps.

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    Sunday, May 13, 2012 8:21 PM
  • Hi,

    I wrote some code a while back to help give me an overview of how much space was being used in DPM .. the code's a little tired and I'd like to rework it but it might help you. It should give you a csv you can pull into Excel for analysis.


    Tuesday, May 29, 2012 10:13 AM
  • Hi John,

    I have a quastion for you. How do You deleted or decreased allocated space for "ShadowCopyAreaSize" and "ShadowCopyUsedSpace" in dpm 2010?

    I have used Your script to find unused space (

    I have found a lots of disk space associated to "Shadow Copy Area Size" and "Shadow Copy Used Space" and i don't know how to release it.

    Could You please advice in this case?

    P.S. Sorry for my english.


    Monday, June 4, 2012 1:01 PM
  • Hi,

    A large amount of Shadow Space might be due to a lot of data churn, or perhaps you had a lot of data but now to don’t. It really depends on what’s being backed up, how much data changes and how often it is backed up.

    You cannot shrink a replica volume so the only way to get that space back is to remove it from the disk array and add it back again but making sure it’s correctly sized.


    Monday, June 11, 2012 11:42 AM
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    Tuesday, June 17, 2014 12:12 PM